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This Week on Xbox – December 23

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show below. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!

The Biggest Sale Ever for Xbox Store Begins Dec. 22

Starting Dec. 22, Xbox fans can take advantage of Xbox Store’s biggest sale ever, Countdown. We’ll be counting down to the new year and continuing great deals through Jan. 9. The sale offers 19 days of deals on hundreds of games, movies & TV shows, music and apps, including daily and weekly offers. Countdown includes deals for both Xbox One and Xbox 360… Read more

Scuf Gaming Introduces New Ways to Customize Your Xbox Elite Wireless Controller

Since we first launched the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller last year, Xbox and PC gamers alike have loved it’s complete customizability.  From the interchangeable thumbsticks, paddles and D-pad to the Xbox Accessories app where gamers can remap buttons, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller lets you play to your maximum potential for longer and more comfortably…. Read more

Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas Launches Today!

With much excitement, I am proud to announce Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas. Rise of the Rajas brings the series to new territories in the dense Jungles and azure seas of Southeast Asia. The results of this team’s efforts have been stunning, and include new environments, animals, and an architecture set unlike anything seen before in Age of Empires… Read more

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Dead Rising 4 Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack Available Today for Xbox One

Ready for more holiday mayhem? The Dead Rising 4: Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack is available today for Xbox One. The Stocking Stuffer Holiday Pack is included in the Dead Rising 4 Season Pass and the Dead Rising 4 Deluxe Edition, but also available as a standalone purchase for $4.99 in the Microsoft Store. Windows 10 players who own the Dead Rising 4 Season Pass… Read more

January’s Games with Gold Welcomes Fun-filled Competition and Cooperation into the New Year

Games with Gold is rolling out four titles for you to add to your game library for January 2017; two new games for Xbox One and two classics for Xbox 360. For Xbox One it’s the highly-anticipated ID@Xbox tower defense action-RPG hybrid, World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap followed by the spectacular fighting game, Killer Instinct Season 2 Ultra Edition… Read more

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Early Access Available Now

It’s finally here – I’m thrilled to say early access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition starts today for folks who pre-ordered the digital version of Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition! The first Halo Wars was special for so many reasons, but I always loved how great that game made RTS feel on console. As a die-hard PC RTS player, I was impressed with how well… Read more

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Team Xbox Announces the 17th Annual Women in Gaming Luncheon

Xbox is proud to announce the Women in Gaming luncheon is returning to the Game Developers Conference on March 2, 2017 in San Francisco. This year’s event will bring together over 350 women working in the game industry to connect and celebrate accomplishments. This year’s theme is “Be You,” a celebration of everything women bring to our incredible industry… Read more

An Epic Holiday on Minecraft: Console Editions Starts Today

Are you feeling a bit left because of our recent PC/Mac and Pocket / Windows 10 updates, console kids? Aww. There’s no need to be sad. Christmas is just around the corner. And (if you’ve been well-behaved) Santa might bring you a tangerine or something. Also… we’ve just released a big update for all console editions of Minecraft!1!… Read more

Legend of Thunder Pack, Available Free to Killer Instinct Players Today

“We have a saying,” said Josiah Blackeagle Pinkham, Cultural Consultant for the Nez Percé (Nimiipuu) the first time we met. “You are who you take care of.” That value of giving yourself for others, to ensure that your family, your friends, and your community, are living their best lives, reverberated through myself and the Killer Instinct Creative Designer Adam… Read more

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Warframe, the Free to Play Hit, Ends the Year with Biggest Update Yet

Happy holidays, Tenno! We hope you’re enjoying the latest new cinematic quest, The War Within, on Xbox One right now. It took us a little while to get it out, but we hope you find it was worth the wait! For those who haven’t dug into The War Within yet, this update explores the story of the Grineer Queens. Since the Tenno have awoken from cryogenic sleep… Read more

Final Fantasy XV Holiday Packs and New Game+ Available Now

Happy holidays and thank you for tuning it! We’re happy to announce that Final Fantasy XV will release two Holiday Packs today! Why two? Well, that’s what I’m here to explain before everyone gets boggled and confused. Holiday Pack (Free Version) is available to all players (yay!) right now! For free! This pack includes a selection of useful accessories… Read more

Get After Your Goals with Kellogg’s and You Could Win an Xbox One S

Ready to gear up for a great start? Xbox and Kellogg’s have come together just in time for the new year with everything you need to stay happy, healthy, and entertained. Thousands of specially marked Kellogg’s products around the country contain a winning sticker that can be redeemed for a brand-new Xbox One S, the ultimate gaming and 4K entertainment system… Read more